Magical Meals and a Personal Tip – Tusker House

I very much love Walt Disney World and all of the new experiences that comes along with each trip we take.  There are new things to see and do popping up around every corner.  However, there are a handful of activities that my family enjoys so much, we make sure we do them each time we visit, no matter how frequent the trips are!  And one of the things we do every single time we visit WDW is have breakfast at Animal Kingdom’s Tusker House Restaurant for Donald’s Safari Breakfast!
Donald’s Safari Breakfast is a character dining experience where the characters (Donald, Daisy, Mickey, Goofy and often times Minnie) come to your table for pictures and to sign autographs!  The Disney Dining Plan is accepted for this meal and will only count as one table service credit!  
The food is served up buffet style with traditional American breakfast foods and some dishes with an African flare!  Eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, potatoes, breads and biscuits and gravy are just a few of the items on the buffet… there is really so much more.  My favorite thing on the buffet, the one thing I long for during breakfast at home, are the cheese blintzes with strawberry topping.  It is like a party in your mouth-you have got to try em’!
This character breakfast tends to fill up quickly, so if you are staying on WDW property remember you can make reservations 180 days in advance.  I recommend being up early that morning if you want to get a reservation here!   This restaurant is located inside of Animal Kingdom so you do also need a park ticket to be admitted inside.
Here is my personal family advice…  Make your reservations for before the park opens.  The Disney shuttle bus will still take you to Animal Kingdom from your resort and they will let you in the park early.  A Disney cast member will escort a large group of you back to the restaurant, for you to wait there until it is your time to be seated.  When you have finished your meal and the park is still not open yet, you will be instructed to wait in a roped off area until the park is open.  But guess what?!  You are a whole lot closer to the main attractions than the people at the front gate!    This means when they let you out from behind the rope you make a b-line for the safari.  You are very close to the safari attraction, making your wait time minimal.  I have also experienced more of the animals out and about in the early mornings because it is cooler outside.  This is the only way we ever do the safari because if we are not there right when it opens the wait times can get very VERY long. 
If you are not interested in the safari, which is perfectly fine, you are also very close to another attraction Expedition Everest located in Asia at Animal Kingdom.  I’ve experienced little to no wait times right after the breakfast and have gotten to ride several times right in a row! 
No matter what rides or attractions you prefer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, this breakfast is a must.  I hope if you have not tried it in the past you will venture out and give it a try, I don’t think you will be sorry. 
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